How Do Massive Cruise Ships Keep Afloat in Stormy Weather?
Anyone who has been on a cruise ship can undoubtedly attest to the turbulent jolts and swayed movements of a boat during extreme weather conditions.
Welcome to a Tour of the World's Largest Cruise Ship
The recently-launched MS Symphony of the Seas is the largest passenger ship in the world, with a gross tonnage of 228,021 tons. She's also 1,184 feet in length, 215 feet wide and 238 feet high.
Glimpse the Glamor Aboard These Luxurious Old Cruise Ships
All over the Western world, cruise liners would take passengers rich and poor across the oceans, and they did so with great style. These rare historical photos will show you just how it was for those who could afford the most expensive tickets.
These Ships Make Sure You Travel the Seas in Style
Cruises are always a lot of fun, but with these particular cruises, the fun is maxed out. Each ship has its own unique quality, some more out-of-this-world than others. There is a cruise ship out there for everyone, designed top to bottom to make you get the most out of your trip.
How Do Large Cruises Feed 6000 Travelers 7 Days a Week?
Get ready to see the part of the World’s Largest Cruise Ship that you wouldn’t be able to see, even if you were on board! The Symphony of the Sea is one of the largest cruise ships in the world, run by the Royal Caribbean.
If You Like Cruises, Keep These Invaluable Inputs in Mind
Look for the cruise of your choice (By Pjotr Mahhonin, Wikimedia Commons ) The art of cruise-creation has developed into a far more massive industry than what it once was and is now not just for the elite, as were ships like the Titanic (that is far smaller in comparison to cruise ships used today ).
Before They Get Busy, Visit These Stunning Cruise Ports
Most of us assume that the majority of ships dock in major cities or popular Caribbean islands. But, some of the most intriguing sights and destinations are not as familiar. Below, we've listed 10 smaller ports that lead to some major world sights.
10 of the Largest Ships and Yachts Ever Built!
Here are the largest ships and yachts, organized by type, ever built: Largest Cruise Ship - Oasis-Class - 1,181ft Source This title is shared by the three Oasis-class ships operated by the Royal Caribbean line. Oasis of the Seas was the first of the three ships to be built.
15 of the OLDEST Ships Ever Found
At around 3,000-1,500 BC, the ships built by these people were already so advanced that their presence allowed them to travel all across Maritime Southeast Asia in the process known as the Austronesian Expansion.
Watch the Building of Earth's Largest Ship!
101 years after the Titanic, the Maersk Triple E now claims the title of the world's largest ship - 400 meters long, weighing 165,000 tons. It took only three months to build this epic vessel in Korea. Let's watch, with this time lapse video made of more than 50,000 photos, how this was done...
Is This 40ft Shipping Container Home the Future?
This spectacular 40 foot Shipping Container Home is a great example of this - it's packed with clever space-saving features, is solar powered, collects rain water and can even sleep up to seven people.
These Ships Were Sailing Long Before You Were Born
MV Astoria Type: Ocean liner/cruise ship Year Built: 1946 Claim to Fame: Oldest cruise ship still in service This ship has a long and checkered history. Starting off life in Sweden as the Stockholm , this ship was sadly involved in one of the worst maritime disasters in history.
The NYC Apartment Made of Shipping Containers!
The fascinating story of a couple who decided it was cheaper to use 2 shipping containers from the shipping yard instead of building a house in New York. They were the first to do so, but this concept is breaking ground around the world, when considering the high costs of building a house.
The Reason Why the Bottom of a Ship is Painted Red
The part of the ship that is usually submerged underwater is commonly painted a different color than the rest of the ship, with a bright red hue being one of the most popular choices.
These Gigantic Ships Make World Trade Possible
Before container shipping, such things had to be transported in parts and then assembled on land. Of course, everyone knows container ships are big but most people don't realize just how big they are... The largest container ship in the world is the size of 4 football fields!
The Incredible Wit and Logistics Behind Overnight Shipping
Just think about it, nowadays, you can ship a package from one corner of the world to another overnight. Isn’t that incredible? Incredibly expensive, too, of course, but have you ever wondered how it is actually possible to begin with?
Why Are Ships Much Slower Than Other Vehicles?
Ships have enormous powerful engines compared to other vehicles like planes, cars, and trains. But why are they still so slow compared to all of these other forms of transportation? Well, there’s actually quite a neat explanation to this, and it has everything to do with water density.
This Has Got to Be One of the Eeriest Ghost Ship Stories
On October 11 1775, the whaling ship Herald was working the frigid waters off Greenland when it spotted a sailing ship.
Wow! This Sunken Ship is the Holy Grail of Shipwrecks!
Marine scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Massachusetts say that that ship – whose sunken riches are estimated to be worth around $17 billion – was discovered by an autonomous underwater vehicle called Remus 6000, during a survey off Colombia’s Barú Peninsula.
Hey Boat-Lovers! Here Are Some Ships You Haven't Heard Of
Xebec (By Nicolas Cammillieri, Wikimedia Commons ) You’ve probably seen something very close to this ship in pirate movies and old illustrations. From the 16th to the 19th century, most fast sailing ships in the Mediterranean Sea went by this name, or its alternate, Zebec.
Did You Know 11 Shipping Containers Make a Beautiful Home?
This is the extraordinary story of a man named Will Breaux, an ingenious designer who found a new and interesting way of building a house, using a material that is fireproof, storm-resistant and thoroughly strong and sturdy: shipping containers.
This Is One Ship You Have to See to Believe...
We're not trying to make you jealous here, we just appreciate a really beautiful vehicle of any kind, be it land, air or sea - this one definitely makes the 'wow' part of our lists. Marking a price..
New Photos of Allure of the Seas – The Luxury Giant.
The MS Allure Of The Seas is the largest passenger ship ever constructed, capable of carrying up to 6,296 passengers. Launched in November 2009, this behemoth of a ship cost about 1.2 billion US dollars to make.
This Must Be the World's Most Luxurious Boat.
In 2010, the world's largest passenger ship was launched - Allure of the Seas. It has since marked a new, higher standard for cruise ships around the world. With over 2700 room spread on 16 decks. (Scroll down for more information).